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LIBERTY – Have you ever wanted to learn how to make a gummy worm? Well, now’s your chance. “Fun with Chemistry,” presented by undergraduate and graduate chemistry students from Clemson University’s College of Science, will teach children 8-13 years old how to do several hands-on experiments and get excited about chemistry. The free event will […]
Clemson A selfless staff member who has been with Clemson University for more than three decades, an extraordinary student with a heart for service and a mother who channeled her grief from losing a young son to cancer into a nonprofit that has saved lives received this year’s prestigious Martin Luther King Jr. Awards for […]
CLEMSON – College of Science researcher Sumanta Tewari, an expert in theoretical condensed matter physics, has published a perspective article in Science describing current research on a novel quantum particle with applications for quantum computing. Tewari’s collaborative article titled “Majorana fermions go for a ride” appeared in Science on Jan. 2. West Virginia professor Tudor […]
CLEMSON — As a doctoral candidate at Clemson a decade ago, Matthew Troutman (M.S. 2007 + Ph.D. 2010 physics) taught an undergraduate astronomy lab course. He enjoyed the experience so much that he changed his career path from astrophysics research to pre-college education and leadership. Today, Troutman is a faculty member and director of teaching […]
CLEMSON — Dr. Elaine Ostrander, a pioneer in the field of comparative genomics known for her leadership on the canine genome project, will speak on campus about how scientists are using unprecedented amounts of genetic data from more than 1,000 dogs of various breeds to better understand the animals’ genetic diversity and behavior. Her talk, […]
CLEMSON, South Carolina — Biological sciences assistant professor Zhicheng Dou has received a $1.85 million collaborative grant from the National Institutes of Health to better understand the molecular mechanisms of the parasite that causes toxoplasmosis, a widespread human infectious disease afflicting more than 40 million people. Dou’s work might help pave the way for finding […]
Tarah O’Sullivan, mother of two children with a rare genetic disease, has returned to school at Clemson determined to help children with rare genetic diseases. And to save her own. Read the Clemson World article titled THE FACE OF SCIENCE.
CLEMSON, South Carolina — More than 1,800 miles thick and sandwiched between the Earth’s surface and its super-hot core, the mantle is made up of hot, iron-rich rock that slowly moves upward to cool. Known as convection, this process of heat transfer causes a cascade of geological events that lead to earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, or […]
With 2019 coming to a close, we want to take a moment to celebrate the faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends who have made Clemson University such a special place. Whether it’s in the lab, the classroom or on the field, people are the heart of our institution and the reason why Clemson has grown to become an institution recognized for excellence.
December graduates from Clemson University’s student veteran population were honored Wednesday afternoon in an annual “Hail and Farewell” ceremony inside the Hendrix Student Center. Nine students were presented red, white and blue cords to place over their graduation gear. The graduates also received a letter from President Jim Clements and a special challenge coin featuring […]
Clemson University College of Science professor Joe Kolis recently received a $550,000 Department of Energy grant to rationally design new quantum materials from rare earth oxides. An expert in hydrothermal synthesis, Kolis will use a combination of water, high pressure and extreme heat to make new compounds with magnetic and other properties that are suitable for quantum computing and data storage.
CLEMSON — Biological Sciences graduate student Heather Andrews Walters is receiving the Clemson University Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award in Life Sciences—one of only two master’s thesis awards presented by the Graduate College across the entire campus. Walters thesis, “Phosphorylation of Eukaryotic Initiation Factor 2-Alpha in Response to Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress and Nitrosative Stress in Entamoeba […]
A critical question in medicine asks how individual variation in DNA can predict variation in health and disease. New research from the Clemson Center for Human Genetics identified hundreds of metabolites that might serve as intermediates to translate variation in the genome to variation in complex traits. Published recently in Genome Research, the findings could one day help doctors better monitor metabolite variation as an indicator for disease.
CLEMSON — Genetics and biochemistry professor James Morris, a leading expert on the parasite that causes African sleeping sickness, made an important discovery in 2018 that is helping scientists unravel the mysteries surrounding this devastating disease, which infects both humans and livestock, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. According to Morris, this discovery was made possible, in […]